ZDF finishes shooting for Off The Fence's "Africa From Above"

The landmark factual series, serving as a multi co-production created by ZDF Enterprises, ARTE, ORF, and UKTV recently wrapped up shooting in some of Africa's wildest locations.

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ZDF Enterprises has announced today that filming on location of the new landmark Factual series, "Africa from Above," is now completed.  “We are delighted to now be able to offer this outstanding series to our clients," Ralf Rueckauer, Vice President ZDFE.unscripted at ZDF Enterprises said. "The series captures Africa in a way that has never been seen before, using the latest technology, airborne and on the ground. These are the kind of pictures audiences are longing to see.”

The 10-part series is produced by Off the Fence Productions alongside various co-producers, with ZDF Enterprises serving as being the lead partner as well as the global distributor. Other contributing companies include ZDF, ARTE, along with Austrian public broadcaster, ORF, and Britain’s UKTV, owned by BBC Studios.

The production captures some of Africa's mountains, coastlines, waterfalls and jungles, as well as its wild animals, small towns and cities to explore the history, architecture, industry and unique cultures, revealing how people survive in some of its most extreme locations.

Travelling to Ethiopia, cameras spy on Gelada baboons battling on cliff edges and discover a cave settlement in the mountains.  A close up of vultures’ nests in Botswana, Berbers and their camels traversing the vast Sahara and grazing hippos creating channels in the wetlands of the Virungas are all featured in Africa from Above. 

We are delighted to now be able to offer this outstanding series to our clients. The series captures Africa in a way that has never been seen before, using the latest technology, airborne and on the ground. These are the kind of pictures audiences are longing to see.” Ralf Rueckauer Vice President ZDFE.unscripted, ZDF Enterprises